Metal fibers in resurface

NVaughn

Silver Supporter
May 30, 2019
7
Atlanta
We recently, filled May 26th, had our pool resurfaced with a company that used Stonescape. We did all the start up correctly. When vacuuming we are finding dozens of sharp metal fibers. They are about the width of a hair and about 1/2” to 3/4” long. The ends are sharp! I’ve broken skin when emptying the Polaris. I’m concerned about someone stepping on one in the pool. I’ve tried online searching but can find no info. Anyone have any insight?
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
16,063
Are they stainless steel?

Do they stick to a magnet?

Do you have a picture?

Maybe from a pool brush?
 

zea3

Mod Squad
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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2009
11,714
Houston, Texas
That's what it sounds like to me as well, a wire brush that is shedding. If you have brushed it with a wire brush, inspect the brush and toss it if the bristles are loose. If you do not have a wire brush contact the builder and let them know what is going on.
 

NVaughn

Silver Supporter
May 30, 2019
7
Atlanta
That's what it sounds like to me as well, a wire brush that is shedding. If you have brushed it with a wire brush, inspect the brush and toss it if the bristles are loose. If you do not have a wire brush contact the builder and let them know what is going on.
We are using a nylon brush as it’s a new surface. But, that is a good suggestion. I’ll inspect the brush to make sure it is indeed 100% nylon.
 

zea3

Mod Squad
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Jul 10, 2009
11,714
Houston, Texas
I'm wondering if your builder used a wire brush that was deteriorating. There should not be any metal fibers involved in re-plastering. Do you use a pool cleaning service?